Prolific burglar jailed

A prolific burglar from Canvey has been jailed.

Mickey Scott carried out six dwelling burglaries in Canvey Island and Benfleet in April and May this year.

The 30 year-old, from East Crescent, Canvey Island, stole items including jewellery, bank cards, and money during the break-ins.

However, police were able to link him to a number of burglaries through his DNA including via a glove left at one scene and blood found on a purse stolen from one address which was later recovered.

He was also recognised by officers on CCTV near to one of the break-ins.

He was arrested in July and later charged.

He admitted six counts of burglary at Basildon Crown Court on October 14 and was jailed for three years.

Detective Sergeant Jenna McQueen, from Rochford and Castle Point CID, said: “Mickey Scott is a remorseless and prolific burglar and has no respect for other people’s property.

“Burglary is an awful, invasive crime and can leave victims feeling unsafe in their own home.

“For anyone to leave someone feeling that way is completely unacceptable.

“He will now spend the foreseeable future behind bars and our communities are safer for it.”

Detective Inspector Marcus Dodd, who leads Rochford and Castle Point CID, said: “I want to praise DS McQueen and her team, and particularly Detective Constable Emma Adam, for their hard work and dedication to ensure this prolific burglar is now behind bars.

“He has been brought to justice and the public protected from his selfish actions.”

The court ordered one count of burglary to lie on file.

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